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Prince William becomes Duke of Cambridge

Prince William became the Duke of Cambridge today just hours before he marries Kate Middleton in a historic ceremony watched by million across the globe.

London comes to a halt as wedding fever goes global

Up to two billion people around the world will watch today as a 29-year-old woman from Reading marries into the British Royal Family.

David and Victoria Beckham invited to royal wedding

David and Victoria Beckham have been invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

Royal wedding to host 1,900 guests

Almost 2,000 guests have been invited to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Harry to be William's best man

Prince William has chosen to have his brother Harry at his side as his best man on his big day, St James's Palace said today.

Bouquets at dawn: Two Kates battle for wedding of the year

Different kinds of royalty will soon be walking up the aisle. But, asks Harriet Walker, whose big day will be bigger?

Talbot Church: A who's who of coaching staff for the big day

The man the Royals trust

Pop the question! The great royal wedding quiz

We wish them well – of course we do. But what a fuss surrounding the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton! Were you paying attention? David Randall is your quizmaster

From mining stock to a major royal – the rise of Kate Middleton

For all the photos taken and column inches accrued, Kate Middleton remains an enigma. Having spent the decade since she met her Prince doing, well, not a huge amount, she found herself, at the beginning of this year, turning 28 and still living with her parents. Nicknamed "Waity Katy", her chief occupation seemed to be readying herself for the inevitable – a royal engagement.

Prince William to marry Kate Middleton next year

Prince William revealed tonight that he proposed using the engagement ring of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, to make sure she "didn't miss out on the excitement".

Queen 'absolutely delighted' at royal engagement

The Queen is "absolutely delighted" at the news of Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement, Buckingham Palace said today.

Harriet Walker: It's not easy being Eliza Doolittle

Any girl feels like a new season debutante when she meets the parents. Knowing when to simper and when to smile, at what moment to tinkle out a little giggle or how to pronounce that fancy French thing on the menu – all require a social deftness and lightness of touch that you either have or you don't. S'a matter of breeding, innit.

Hit & Run: Heroes with bite

Bella Swan has problems. She's just moved from the heat of Arizona to the small town of Forks in Washington, where it rains all the time.

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